It seems a little dangerous to place your baby on his back to sleep because common sense tells you, if...
It seems a little dangerous to place your baby on his back to sleep because common sense tells you, if someone is on their back and they spit up, they might choke. This would make the whole Back To Sleep campaign wrong, right?

back to sleep won't cause choking

In fact though, on his back is always the safest way for your baby to sleep. Although it does seem like a baby on his back might choke, the U.S. Department of Health notes that only a small number of baby choking related deaths are reported and even then most of those babies were sleeping on their tummy. Furthermore, in countries where the back to sleep campaign has become the norm, there's been no increase in the incidences of sleep + choking related baby deaths. So if you're reluctant to place your baby on his back to sleep due to worries about choking, you can rest easy knowing that back sleeping is not considered a risk for baby choking. On his back is still the safest way for your little one to sleep and the best protection against SIDS.

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